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A collection of articles that helps our company better understand the CCSS and how to address it from an educational publishing perspective.
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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus' | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.
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Exemplifies what a close reading assignment is like...and the excitement of the kids' discovery.

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50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ——— ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.
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Current summary of CCSS acceptance/repeals/debate


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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:39 PM

I love these prompts! Plenty of topics to grab  a student's interest. 

Cathy Sullivan's curator insight, July 17, 2014 3:10 PM

This looks promising!  Issues to ponder that fuel the  fire to  write.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:01 PM

This is what I was aiming at with my lesson plan for using primary source images.  Here's a link to that lesson.  You'd need to log in to see the Common Core Standards it addresses, as well as the graphic organizers and rubrics:  http://aasl.jesandco.org/content/picturing-historyanalyzing-and-researching-primary-source-images

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S'more about Text Complexity

S'more about Text Complexity | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it

Via Tiffany Whitehead, Mary Reilley Clark
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Replacing Them

States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Replacing Them | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
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Big issue for those states rejecting common core.

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Librarians on the Common Core: Cautious Optimism

Librarians on the Common Core: Cautious Optimism | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
While educators grapple with the Common Core State Standards, school librarians are finding aspects to celebrate. To start? Their jobs, and their important role in supporting teachers and students through this transition.
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mentions Sue Bartle's website for identifying exemplary books for teaching common core skills (takes an hour to complete the rigorous metadata for one title to have it considered by her board)

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Do the Math: Three Reasons Biography and Autobiography Should Be Minimized in Your Informational Text Instruction

Do the Math: Three Reasons Biography and Autobiography Should Be Minimized in Your Informational Text Instruction | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Today we begin a three part series that digs into the role of biography and autobiography in CCSS informational text instruction. We specifically analyze the 50/50 text distribution for literary and informational text.
Via Darren Burris
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Makes a huge assumption that most NF bing published/used is biography: "Understandably, educators across the country are responding to the 50/50 expectations of the CCSS “genre” requirements by teaching more nonfiction. Simultaneously, publishers are working to identify and produce informational texts for supporting Common Core instruction. Much of this energy directed toward nonfiction, however, is around biography and autobiography, as these text structures are the most readily available, not to mention the easiest for students to manage."
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K-12 Online Learning as a Life Skill

K-12 Online Learning as a Life Skill | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
The K-12 online course dissenters are just wasting their breath, in my opinion. The momentum of online learning is gaining speed.
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Significant growth in online learning: "nearly 1.9 million K-12 enrollments in online courses every school year, up from under 50,000 in 2000."

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SmartBlog on Education - Implementing the common core: 4 lessons learned for school and district leaders - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Implementing the common core: 4 lessons learned for school and district leaders - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
This blog post is a collaboration between Sharon Contreras, superintendent of the Syracuse City School District in New York and Michael Moody, CEO of Insig
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4 lessons: don't make CCSS just a new test, don't waste time matching CCSS to previous curriculum standards, relate CCSS and teacher evaluation systems with goal of improving teacher practice, work closely with a limited number of partners (tech assistance) to implement goals.

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Seven facts you should know about new Common Core tests

“RT @micheleborba: 7 facts you should know about new Common Core tests – #Education via @washingtonpost http://t.co/wuXcyJpTo1 via @DrEscote…”
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highlights current issues with testing
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Storify: New York Times shows increasing Common Core support

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a collection of articles/social media feeds showing support for CCSS

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Common Core Video Series | EngageNY

Common Core Video Series | EngageNY | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
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NY has a video series that gives overviews of the CCSS, plus delves into each of the six shifts that schools are expected to make:

1: Balancing Informational Text and Literature (PK-5)

2: Building Knowledge in the Disciplines (6-12)

3: Staircase of Complexity

4: Text-Based Answers

5: Writing from Sources

6: Academic Vocabulary

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - The Common Core's Image Problem Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - The Common Core's Image Problem Archives - Education Week Teacher | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
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a good collection of perspectives

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it

"News literacy education has the potential to engage students and ignite their critical thinking. More importantly, it can empower them to make better-informed choices in their lives as they move beyond the classroom and into the world."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:18 PM

Easy to implement examples that support critical thinking and media literacy, both essential in the Common Core (and life!)

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 4, 2014 6:20 PM

Easy to implement examples that support Common Core (and don't require any of those dreary "Commn Core-aligned" materials that too many school districts are buying!)

Elena Orlova's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:33 PM

О критическом мышлении

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Teach Students to Build Their Own Prior Knowledge

Teach Students to Build Their Own Prior Knowledge | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Teachers frustrated by Common Core directions to ignore prior knowledge when teaching text analysis can show students how to do it themselves, says Laura Robb.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:36 AM

If nothing else, modeling this may help students who are frustrated by reading material they don't understand. 

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Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb

Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Educators are responding to the close reading mandate with strategies that help students better understand complex texts. Our resource roundup has the links.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:38 AM

Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

Sharrock's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:39 AM
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Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

Politics Are Crushing the Standards | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core.
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Excellent points...

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How Minecraft can help with Common Core math | eSchool News | eSchool News

How Minecraft can help with Common Core math | eSchool News | eSchool News | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
One educator is turning to Minecraft to create a tool that helps boost students' math performance.
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Mathcraft mixes gaming and math lessons
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Primary Sources, Third Edition | Scholastic Inc.

Primary Sources, Third Edition | Scholastic Inc. | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change, a project of Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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interesting statistics, including what teachers think about the common core.

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'Double-Testing' Relief: big changes ahead in student testing

'Double-Testing' Relief: big changes ahead in student testing | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
By Catherine Gewertz"States are considering a range of options now that the U.S. Department of Education has offered flexibility on giving their own tests or field tests of new assessments aligned to the common core."What is "determination flexibility"?That would allow schools to maintain their current federal accountability designations—such as “priority” or “focus” school—for one year, along with the interventions designed to help them improve.
Via Mel Riddile
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"field-test participation will mean an absence of student-achievement data in math and English/language arts, which have been used by students, parents, teachers, and others to gauge how schools and students are doing. But in the department’s view, Mr. Sargrad said, “the accountability that is critical is that the interventions are continuing to happen for all schools and all kids.”"
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PARCC Consortium Seeks Bids for Common-Core Testing Platform

PARCC Consortium Seeks Bids for Common-Core Testing Platform | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
One of the main consortia of states developing tests aligned to the common-core standards has released a major request for technology bids.
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Online testing scheduled for 2014-15 academic year.

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One District's Common-Core Bet: Results Are In

One District's Common-Core Bet: Results Are In | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year.
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the last of four great articles, following the CCSS implementation in WDC. Some scores not good (reading informational txt especially) but promising signs: "Reading scores are 4 percentage points higher than in 2012, and 13 points higher than six years ago. (Scores in math, science, and composition rose, also.)"

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Texas Board of Education influence over textbooks wanes - Midland Reporter-Telegram

Texas Board of Education influence over textbooks wanes - Midland Reporter-Telegram | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
“Texas Board of Education influence over textbooks wanes Midland Reporter-Telegram AUSTIN -- The State Board of Education held a tight grip on which textbooks entered Texas classrooms in 2009 when a heated debate over science standards took on...”
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CCSS is in 14000 schools--diminishing the power of TX to influence txt I curriculum.
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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel | Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for LPG | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.
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source for lesson plans/understanding what is being taught in classrooms

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